Adriel Bettelheim

White House Correspondent, CQPolitics.com

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Republicans delayed the vote until the morning of Christmas Eve, but just after 7 o'clock today, the Senate passed  its version  of healthcare reform with a bare 60 votes and promptly…

After Months of Bitter Debate, Senate Passes Landmark Health Bill

Republicans delayed the vote until the morning of Christmas Eve, but just after 7 o'clock today, the Senate passed its version of healthcare reform with a bare 60 votes and promptly…

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President Obama went to Capitol Hill today to meet with Senate
Democrats who are beginning work on his $3.6 trillion budget proposal. Adriel Bettelheim is White House correspondent…

Obama Corrals Conservative Democrats on Capitol Hill

President Obama went to Capitol Hill today to meet with Senate Democrats who are beginning work on his $3.6 trillion budget proposal. Adriel Bettelheim is White House correspondent…

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President Obama went to Capitol Hill today to meet with Senate Democrats who are beginning work on his $3.6 trillion budget proposal.

Obama Corrals Conservative Democrats on Capitol Hill

President Obama went to Capitol Hill today to meet with Senate Democrats who are beginning work on his $3.6 trillion budget proposal.

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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